World’s longest inflatable obstacle course coming to Capital

The world's longest obstacle course is coming to Scotland. Picture; contributed
The world's longest obstacle course is coming to Scotland. Picture; contributed
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THRILL-seekers will get the chance to take on the world’s longest inflatable obstacle course when it arrives in Edinburgh next month.

The Labyrinth Challenge will let brave participants unleash their inner child as they take on a variety of obstacles in the 1,000ft inflatable playground.

Set across five themed zones, including lava, jungle and combat, the Labyrinth Challenge will be at BT Murrayfield Stadium across the weekend of August 5-6.

For £15, adults and 
teenagers over the age of twelve can take on 30 interactive and wacky obstacles including jump-offs, hurdles, biff ’n’ bash sections, balance beams and giant balls.

The course starts with a jump off a 20ft platform into a crash mat and ends with participants sliding down a giant inflatable ship.

The event has proven popular south of the border and this will be its only Scottish date.

The event will take place on August 5. Contributed

The event will take place on August 5. Contributed

“We are thrilled to be bringing the course to Edinburgh,” said Labyrinth Challenge tour director Dan Byrne.

“Thousands of people have already enjoyed bouncing around The Labyrinth Challenge.

“Participants can race each other and make their way through the course in the quickest time or choose to go at a more leisurely pace.

“It really is a fun family day out.”

Picture; contributed

Picture; contributed

A special Inflatable Village will also be set up next to the course with games, food and drink and a special mini labyrinth challenge for the under-12s.

“The Inflatable Village extends the excitement with laser tag, crazy golf, bouncy castles and a soft play area, along with bars and food stalls,” Dan added.

The course and village will be open from 10am to 6pm.

Earlier this year around 5,000 runners took part in Gung-Ho! at The Meadows, which saw participants hurl themselves 40mph down Europe’s tallest inflatable slide.

As well as the five-storey-high, 200ft-long Thriller slide, ten inflatables were filled with enough air to pump up more than 100 million footballs, making it the biggest course of its kind anywhere on the planet.

Participants took part in Gung-Ho! in aid of the race’s national charity partner BBC Children in Need, and runners received a free Gung-Ho! T-shirt and headband.